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How true it is that “A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother” (v. 1). The son who is characterized by wisdom, causes his father to rejoice, This is the case of Solomon himself (I Chron. 22:12) and (II Chron. 1:7-12). Because Solomon asked for wisdom (II Chron. 1:10), God gave him wisdom, knowledge, riches, wealth and honor. The righteous may be poor, but the Lord will not allow him to want who is needful for spiritual life (vv. 2-3). “The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish” (v. 3).
We see the importance of our sons and daughters learning how to work diligently (vv. 4-5). Those who are fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, are likely to be rich in faith, and good works (v. 4). Those who trifle away opportunities, both now and in the future will get what is coming to them (v. 5). An abundance of blessings shall be on good men (v. 6). Both the just and the wicked must die; but between their souls there is a vast difference (v. 7). The wise in heart puts his knowledge to work (v. 8). But those who have been foolish in their speech will be exposed (vv. 8-9).
The results are also seen in (Prov. 22:29). Diligence is beautifully set forth in Ruth, the Moabitess, who takes the place of the poor and stranger among the gleaners, to be exalted in due time (Ruth 2-4). Paul says, to “walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time” (Col. 4:5).
Am I redeeming the time? Let me think today of how I can use my time better and not waste it. I must ask God to give me wisdom so I will use the time He’s given me wisely.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death. The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot. The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin. Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
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Proverbs 7:1-9The Son is Exhorted to Heed The Father’s Teaching
Proverbs 7:10-18How Naive Can You Get?
Proverbs 7:19-27Lives Are Easily Wrecked by Immorality
Proverbs 8:1-11Wisdom Offers Her Service to All
Proverbs 8:12-21Characteristics of Wisdom That Can Become Ours
Proverbs 8:22-36The Involvement of Wisdom in Creation
Proverbs 9:1-12The Way of Wisdom
Proverbs 9:13-18The Way of Folly
Proverbs 10:1-10How to Redeem The Time
Proverbs 10:11-16Contrasts in Life
Proverbs 10:17-24Discipline Brings Quality to Life
Proverbs 10:25-32The Contrast of Righteousness And Wickedness
Proverbs 11:1-5The Lord Hates Dishonesty And Pride
Proverbs 11:6-11A Hyprocrite is Ready to Falsely Accuse
Proverbs 11:12-15A Discussion of Community Relationships
Proverbs 11:16-21Wealth is Very Inferior to Honor
Proverbs 11:22-25All we Really Have is What we Give
Proverbs 11:26-31Only The Righteous Have a Secure Future
Proverbs 12:1-5Right Thoughts Result in Right Actions
Proverbs 12:6-10Our Chief Aim Should Be to Build Others up
Proverbs 12:11-16Wicked Words Are The Product of An Evil Heart
Proverbs 12:17-22Careless Words Are Harmful
Proverbs 12:20-28A Contrast Between Diligence And Laziness
Proverbs 13:1-5Our Speech Should be Uplifting
Proverbs 13:6-13Pride Causes Us to Be Contentious
Proverbs 13:11-15Following Instruction Will Spare You Sorrow
Proverbs 13:14-20Friends Will Take You Up or Down
Proverbs 13:21-25When Genuine Love is Questionable